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The Great Mystical Circus

Project information

Talent Carlos Eduardo Valinoti
Role of participant Producer
Director Carlos Diegues
Producer Renata Almeida Magalhães
Screenwriter Carlos Diegues & George Moura
Status finished

Production details

Running time 90 min
Genre Drama
Year of production 2018
Countries of Production Brazil , France , Portugal
Production Companies
Luz Mágica
Fado Filmes
Milonga Productions
Globo Filmes
Website https://www.facebook.com/O-Grande-Circo-M%C3%ADstico-787397411342459/

still / picture for The Great Mystical Circus
still / picture for The Great Mystical Circus
still / picture for The Great Mystical Circus


The Great Mystical Circus is the 18th feature film by Carlos Diegues, one of the most important names in Brazilian culture and filmmaking. Inspired by the poem by Jorge de Lima and with musical score by Chico Buarque and Edu Lobo.
The movie tells the story of five generations of the same family-owned circus. From the inauguration of the Great Mystical Circus in 1910 up to present, spectators will follow, with the help of Celaví, the master of ceremonies, the adventures and loves of the Knieps family. A film where reality and fantasy comes together in a mystical universe.

Participation in international festivals / awards

Official Selection - Festival de Cannes
Festival de Cinema de Gramado